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Wayne State has received the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals grant for $1,067,689 for a four-year period to strengthen the capacity and bonds between the College and the experiential training sites in...
Among the items on the agenda when the Wayne Community Schools' Board of Education met on Monday was membership in Wayne Area Economic Development (WAED). WAED Executive Director Luke Virgil presented information on the history and work of WAED and discussed funding sources for the organization....
The Wayne County Fair officially returns Thursday, July 22 and ends Sunday, July 25. It is being held at the Fairgrounds at 301 Pheasant Run.  Throughout the day on Thursday and Friday, there will be multiple 4-H and FFA livestock shows going on. The presentation of colors and opening ceremonies...
Wayne Police Department alerted the WAED/Chamber office to a case of identity theft/fraud involving a fraudulent charge to a local resident's  PayPal account.   The PayPal account was linked to the victim's debit card.   Wayne PD reminds everyone to check their accounts, and report any issues to...
The sixth installment of this series is called "Gotta Practice First" and was created by Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby. This sculpture is made of bronze and can be found in front of F&M Bank. Leuning and Treeby are a duo from Aberdeen, South Dakota. They have created multiple pieces of art...
Weather forecasts call for comfortable temperatures as thousands are expected to flock to Wayne for the 41st annual Wayne Chicken Show this weekend. A complete list of activities can be found at chickenshow.com

Wayne County Commissioners question representatives of Blattner Energy about the noise created when concrete is poured during wind turbine construction.
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wayne County Commissioners discussed many things but mainly focused on some complaints about the wind turbine construction. Steve Muir from Elkhorn Valley Insurance talked about the renewal of their United Healthcare policy. Muir explained that they are asking for a 4.3%...
A request from BJ Woehler, who lives at 902 Bressler Court, was among the items debated during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne City Council. Woehler requested a waiver of the sidewalk agreement. He told the council that he has had discussions with city staff and noted that he lives in a cul de sac ...
The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire on Pine Heights at approximately 11:15 p.m. on July 4. According to Wayne Fire Chief Phil Monahan, fireworks that were left in the bed of a pickup truck caught the bed liner on fire. The fire quickly spread and the truck was considered a total...
A total of eight volunteer fire departments, along with a number of local farmers with water trucks, worked to contain a house fire in Winside early Saturday morning. According to Winside Fire Chief Don Skokan, a call came in at approximately 3 a.m. of a fire on the porch of a house.  At that time...

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  • September 22, 2021
    Check out some of the photos from this week's Memory Lane feature.To see the stories featured this week, visit this link:http://mywaynenews.com/memory-lane-sept-23-2021-edition
  • September 20, 2021
    While everyone may have their own definition of what age range constitutes a “youth leader” it is important to remember that all of them are our future leaders. These youth are the...

  • Twenty-three of the 36 active firemen pictured here are, left to right, back row: Harold Fleer, Harry Leseberg, Lloyd Russell, Ivan Creighton, Ivan Beeks, Dick Mead, Wayne Tietgen, Pat Hailey, Bud Froehlich, Pete Dawson, Lee Swinney (chief), Paul Koplin, Merle Beckner; front row, left to fight: Bill Kugler, Leonard Schmidt, N. H. Brugger, Bill Mellor, Warren Bilson, John Theil, Mert Ellis, Kent Hall, Clete Sharer and Joe Dorcey.
    September 14, 2021
    From the Sept. 14, 1961 edition of The Wayne Herald:Wayne and the Wayne Rural Fire District calls for practice as well as actual fire fighting. Waynefiremen meet twice a month, holding a meeting the...

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